Robert E. Snyder, 68, hospital pharmacy directorRobert...


Robert E. Snyder, 68, hospital pharmacy director

Robert E. Snyder, retired director of pharmacy services at Maryland General Hospital and a longtime member of the Handel Choir of Baltimore, died Oct. 7 of a brain tumor at home in the St. Paul at Chase Condominiums. He was 68.

He joined the Maryland General staff in 1958 and was promoted to director of pharmacy services in 1965. He retired in 1997.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Snyder, a bass, sang with the Handel Choir. He was a past president of the group.

"He was one of the keys that engineered the growth of the Handel Choir," said music director T. Herbert Dimmock. He said the choir's performance Oct. 31 of Mozart's "Requiem" will be dedicated to Mr. Snyder.

Born and raised on Monroe Street in West Baltimore, he graduated from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy in 1955.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, 10 E. Mount Vernon Place.

He is survived by two sisters, Margaret Drisgill of Westview Park and Phyllis Montgomery of Arbutus; several nieces and nephews; and friends Jack F. Knapp and Thomas W. Van Daniker, both of Baltimore.

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